We seek and embrace diverse representation and thinking in our workforce. Homewood Health sees your unique potential and strives to bring together the broadest range of skills, lived and taught experiences, and perspectives.
Beyond diverse representation, we also reflect meaningfully on the barriers faced by equity-deserving groups and are intentional and consistent in our efforts toward education. We strive to foster personal awareness, knowledge, and skills that will strengthen interpersonal relations and group collaboration.
We promote a workplace where your voice is encouraged and differences are not only valued but seen as the key to progress, innovation and exceptional patient and client care. We also recognize that in context of the prevalence of biases and persistent systemic structural and cultural inequities that exist, fostering an environment of inclusion and belonging takes consistent effort and action.
We’ve taken steps to build an inclusive community at Homewood. With the knowledge and expertise of a certified DEI consultant on our team and under the leadership of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee, we have developed, and are implementing, a DEI strategic plan. We have prioritized education and awareness and we aim to create a culture that is inclusive and representative of the communities we serve. We have solidified our organizational core competencies and values by fully integrating and embedding key DEI elements. We capture how our people experience diversity, equity and inclusion through regular surveys and we take action where needed.
With the input of employee focus groups, we are developing greater awareness and educating our leaders and employees through DEI-focused learning sessions and guest lectures. We bring people together to discuss past and present injustices against equity-deserving groups and celebrate Canada’s unique diversity, marking important occasions of significance to further build awareness in our employees. Our partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) supports our staff and leaders with access to further DEI educational resources and training.
As healthcare providers, we are also reviewing our clinical programs to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality care to our patients and clients of equity-deserving groups. This includes partnering with Indigenous communities to begin incorporating traditional practices into our treatment approach.
Homewood Health has entered into an employer partnership agreement with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), a forward-looking social organization that provides research and learning supports to organizations that are working to create environments of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our partnership enables each of our employees to access CCDI’s extensive knowledge repository, and gives our organization access to knowledge and expertise we can use on our journey to fulfill our DEI mission.
Homewood Ravensview symbolizes the interconnection between Indigenous history, culture and values, and Homewood Health’s mental health and addiction services. Our connection to the Saanich (W̱SÁNEĆ) Nations: Pauquachin First Nation, Tsartlip First Nation, Tseycum First Nation and Tsawout First Nation, are reflected in Ravensview’s mission.
To read about more our partnership with the Saanich Nations and the origin of the name W̱SÁNEĆ or ‘the emerging people’, visit the Community and Culture page of our Homewood Ravensview website.
As a national organization with offices across the country, Homewood Health acknowledges the importance of the lands we call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving our own understanding of local Indigenous Peoples and their culture. From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Metis and First Nations people who call this land home.